The Symbol of Lady Bruton

“And Lady Bruton went ponderously, majestically, up to her room, lay, one arm extended, on the sofa.  She sighed, she snored, not that she was asleep, only drowsy and heavy, drowsy and heavy, like a field of clover in the sunshine on this hot June day, with the bees going round and about and the yellow butterflies” (111).

Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. San Diego: Harcourt, 1925. Print.

Notes: women’s role in high class society, subordinate, inferiority, societal obligation,  laziness as a symbol for women

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